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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342449/increased-use-of-adrenaline-in-the-management-of-childhood-anaphylaxis-over-the-last-decade
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Kristina Rueter, Brennan Ta, Natasha Bear, Michaela Lucas, Meredith L Borland, Susan L Prescott
BACKGROUND: We recently determined that allergy training programs have improved physician recognition and diagnosis of pediatric anaphylaxis in the last decade. OBJECTIVE: To investigate for changes in management, in particular the appropriate use of adrenaline for the treatment of anaphylaxis in a tertiary pediatric emergency department (PED). METHODS: We conducted a retrospective case note study including children aged 0 to 16 years coded and verified for anaphylaxis comparing cases in years 2003/2004 with 2012...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342438/vitreoretinal-complications-and-outcomes-in-92-eyes-undergoing-surgery-for-modified-osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis-a-10-year-review
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Pukhraj Rishi, Ekta Rishi, Vishvesh Agarwal, Sridevi Nair, Geetha Iyer, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Shweta Agarwal
PURPOSE: To analyze vitreoretinal (VR) complications and treatment outcomes in eyes undergoing modified osteo-odonto-keratoprosthesis (OOKP) surgery. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: All patients who underwent modified OOKP (mOOKP) surgery at a tertiary eye-care center from March 2003 to February 2013 were included. METHODS: Medical records were reviewed for relevant medical history, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), slit-lamp examination, ultrasound scan, oral examination findings, and VR complications...
January 13, 2018: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342297/an-exact-goodness-of-fit-test-based-on-the-occupancy-problems-to-study-zero-inflation-and-zero-deflation-in-biological-dosimetry-data
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Amanda Fernández-Fontelo, Pedro Puig, Elizabeth A Ainsbury, Manuel Higueras
The goal in biological dosimetry is to estimate the dose of radiation that a suspected irradiated individual has received. For that, the analysis of aberrations (most commonly dicentric chromosome aberrations) in scored cells is performed and dose response calibration curves are built. In whole body irradiation (WBI) with X- and gamma-rays, the number of aberrations in samples is properly described by the Poisson distribution, although in partial body irradiation (PBI) the excess of zeros provided by the non-irradiated cells leads, for instance, to the Zero-Inflated Poisson distribution...
January 12, 2018: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342262/preliminary-study-of-1940-nm-thulium-laser-usage-in-peroral-endoscopic-myotomy-for-achalasia
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J Liu, Y Jiao, Y Niu, L Yu, M Ji, S Zhang
Esophageal achalasia is a type of motility disorder characterized by incomplete relaxation of lower esophageal sphincter (LES) and absence of esophageal peristalsis. Peroral endoscopic myotomy (POEM) is a new treatment option for achalasia that is less invasive, more effective, and safe as compared to surgery. High-frequency electrotome is commonly used in POEM, but takes longer time to make the tunnel in the esophagus and causes many complications. The thulium laser decreases the risk of bleeding and perforation in endoscopy but has not been reported in digestive diseases, especially in POEM...
January 9, 2018: Diseases of the Esophagus: Official Journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342024/clinical-profile-of-patients-with-heart-failure-can-predict-rehospitalization-and-quality-of-life
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Michele Di Mauro, Renata Petroni, Daniela Clemente, Massimiliano Foschi, Fabrizio Tancredi, Virginia Camponetti, Sabina Gallina, Antonio M Calafiore, Maria Penco, Silvio Romano
BACKGROUND: The aim of this retrospective study was to identify clinical, humoral and echocardiographic variables predicting rehospitalization and poor quality of life (QOL) in patients with reduced or mid-range ejection fraction heart failure. METHODS: From 2009 to 2012, 310 patients were admitted having signs and symptoms of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction. All the patients were followed by phone, calling the patients or the referring general practitioner...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341451/exophytic-sinonasal-papillomas-and-nasal-florid-papillomatosis-a-retrospective-study
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Romain Glâtre, Héloïse De Kermadec, Issam Abd Alsamad, Cécile Badoual, Anne Gauthier, Lydia Brugel, Claire Parra, André Coste, Virginie Prulière-Escabasse, Emilie Bequignon
BACKGROUND: Sinonasal exophytic papillomas are rare. The multifocal form, florid papillomatosis, has not been yet described in literature. We report on the clinical features and the management of the different forms of exophytic papilloma. METHODS: A retrospective study was conducted that included all patients with exophytic papilloma treated in our center over the past 12 years. We recorded clinical presentation, treatments, recurrences, pathology (p16 expression and human papillomavirus [HPV] status)...
January 17, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341336/identification-of-perioperative-pulmonary-aspiration-in-children-using-quality-assurance-and-hospital-administrative-billing-data
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Lisa Eisler, Grace Huang, Ka-Eun M Lee, Jennifer A Busse, Ming Sun, Albert Y Lin, Lena S Sun, Caleb Ing
BACKGROUND: Perioperative aspiration is a rare but potentially devastating complication, occurring in 1-10 per 10 000 anesthetics based on studies of quality assurance databases. Quality assurance reporting is known to underestimate the incidence of adverse outcomes, but few large studies use supplementary data sources. This study aims to identify the incidence of and risk factors for perioperative aspiration in children using quality assurance data supplemented by administrative billing records, and to examine the utility of billing data as a supplementary data source...
January 17, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341131/a-retrospective-study-of-feline-trauma-patients-admitted-to-a-referral-centre
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T Hernon, M Gurney, S Gibson
OBJECTIVE: To identify prognostic information and provide recommendations for management of feline trauma patients. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of case records for 185 cats presented as emergency trauma cases to a referral hospital between February 2009 and December 2013. Each case was assigned a severity score from 1 (very minor injuries) to 6 (moribund, dying). The data were analysed using Mann-Whitney U and Spearman's rank correlation tests. Logistic regression was used to calculate odds ratios...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341034/therapeutic-assessment-of-vulvar-squamous-intraepithelial-lesions-with-co2-laser-vaporization-in-immunosuppressed-patients
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Julisa Chamorro Lascasas Ribalta, Mariana Vendramin Mateussi, Neila Maria de Góis Speck
OBJECTIVE:  A vulvar squamous intraepithelial lesion is deemed to be a preceding lesion to vulvar cancer, especially in women aged under 40 years, holders of an acquired or idiopathic immunosuppression. Several treatments have been used to treat these lesions. One of the aesthetically acceptable therapeutic methods is the CO2 laser vaporization. METHODS:  In a transversal study, 46 records of immunosuppressed women bearing a vulvar low grade and/or high grade squamous intraepithelial lesion were selected out of the retrospective analysis, computing age, date of record, date of vulvar lesion treatment with CO2 laser, the time elapsed between the first and the last visit (in months), the number of visits, the presence or absence of condylomatous lesions in other female lower genital tract sites and whether or not recurrences and persistence of intraepithelial lesions have been noticed during the follow-up...
January 2018: Revista Brasileira de Ginecologia e Obstetrícia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340823/endoscopic-perforations-what-are-the-indications-for-surgery
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Diane Mege, Laura Beyer-Berjot, Walid Ezzedine, Anderson Loundou, Jean-Charles Grimaud, Marc Barthet, Stéphane Berdah
BACKGROUND: Despite their low occurrence, endoscopic perforations (EPs) are concerning. Some predictive factors have been identified, and EP management is debated, whether non-surgical (medical and/or endoscopic) or surgical. The objective was to elaborate a predictive score for surgical management of EP. METHODS: All the patients addressed for upper and lower EP, except oesophageal EP, were retrospectively included (2004-2015). Demographic data, endoscopic features (indication, location, type), clinical, biological and radiological presentations of EP were reviewed...
January 16, 2018: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340725/decision-making-in-management-of-the-complex-trauma-patient-changing-the-mindset-of-the-non-trauma-surgeon
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Linda Sonesson, Kenneth Boffard, Lars Lundberg, Martin Rydmark, Klas Karlgren
BACKGROUND: European surgeons are frequently subspecialized and trained primarily in elective surgical techniques. As trauma leaders, they may occasionally have to deal with complex polytrauma, advanced management techniques, differing priorities, and the need for multidisciplinary care. There is a lack of expertise, experience, and a low trauma volume, as well as a lack of research, with limited support as to the decision-making and teaching challenges present. We studied what experienced trauma experts describe as the challenges that are specific to the advanced surgical decision-making required, whether civilian, humanitarian, or military...
January 16, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340693/can-granulomatosis-with-polyangiitis-be-diagnosed-earlier-in-primary-care-a-case-control-study
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F A Pearce, R B Hubbard, M J Grainge, R A Watts, A Abhishek, P C Lanyon
Background: People with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) commonly described long delays before diagnosis. Aim: To study the natural history of GPA prior to diagnosis using primary care data, and determine whether clinical features could be identified to help earlier diagnosis. Design: Case-control study using the Clinical Practice Research Datalink. Methods: We compared primary care activity and clinical features between cases and 10 matched controls...
January 1, 2018: QJM: Monthly Journal of the Association of Physicians
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340598/the-risk-of-skin-necrosis-following-hyaluronic-acid-filler-injection-in-patients-with-a-history-of-cosmetic-rhinoplasty
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Reza M Robati, Fatemeh Moeineddin, Mina Almasi-Nasrabadi
Background: As the number of patients using dermal filler for face augmentation increases, the number of adverse events associated with injection may increase. Unpredictable repositioning of blood vessels and a more tenuous blood supply in the operated nose may increase the risk of ischemia, necrosis and vascular embolism following the filler injection. Objectives: To highlight the importance of the patient's history of previous cosmetic procedures including rhinoplasty in the emergence of vascular complications...
January 11, 2018: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340543/colostomy-closure-risk-factors-for-complications
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Alexandre Z Fonseca, Edson Uramoto, Otto M Santos-Rosa, Stephanie Santin, Marcelo Ribeiro-Jr
BACKGROUND: : The restoration of intestinal continuity is an elective procedure that is not free of complications; on the contrary, many studies have proven a high level of morbidity and mortality. It is multifactorial, and has factors inherent to the patients and to the surgical technique. AIM: : To identify epidemiological features of patients that underwent ostomy closure analyzing the information about the surgical procedure and its arising complications. METHOD: : It was realized a retrospective analysis of medical records of patients who underwent ostomy closure over a period of seven years (2009-2015)...
October 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cirurgia Digestiva: ABCD, Brazilian Archives of Digestive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340490/accuracy-of-closed-pleural-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-malignant-pleural-effusion
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Renata Báez-Saldaña, Uriel Rumbo-Nava, Araceli Escobar-Rojas, Patricia Castillo-González, Santiago León-Dueñas, Teresa Aguirre-Pérez, María Eugenia Vázquez-Manríquez
OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have demonstrated that closed pleural biopsy (CPB) has a sensitivity of less than 60% for diagnosing malignancy. Therefore, controversy has recently emerged regarding the value of CPB as a diagnostic test. Our objective was to assess the accuracy of CPB in diagnosing malignancy in patients with pleural effusion. METHODS: This was a prospective 8-year study of individuals who underwent CPB to establish the etiology of pleural effusion...
November 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340444/-mortality-due-to-hypertensive-diseases-evidence-from-the-southern-border-of-mexico-in-the-period-1998-2014
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José Luis Manzanares Rivera
This article analyzes patterns of mortality due to hypertensive diseases in the southern border of Mexico, as well as the evolution of such mortality in the 1998-2014 period. The emphasis is directed at the causes "Essential (primary) hypertension" (I10X) and "Hypertensive heart disease with heart failure" (I110). Using data from the mortality records of the National Health Information System, two types of analyses were carried out: cross-sectional analysis and time trends. Over the 16 years included in the study, the age-adjusted mortality rates show a clear increase...
October 2017: Salud Colectiva
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340260/nutritional-status-is-associated-with-the-return-home-in-a-long-term-care-health-facility
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Yuri Nishida, Hidetaka Wakabayashi, Keisuke Maeda, Shinta Nishioka
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the association between nutritional status and the return home of older people living in a long-term care health facility (LCHF). Methods: A nested case control study was performed in 116 people ≥65 years of age in a single LCHF. Nutritional status was assessed using the Mini Nutritional Assessment Short Form (MNA-SF) and activities of daily living by the Functional Independence Measure (FIM). The return home, duration of rehabilitation, and the family wanting the patient to return home were obtained from clinical records...
January 2018: Journal of General and Family Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340234/achilles-heel-of-a-powerful-invader-restrictions-on-distribution-and-disappearance-of-feral-pigs-from-a-protected-area-in-northern-pantanal-western-brazil
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Jose L P Cordeiro, Gabriel S Hofmann, Carlos Fonseca, Luiz Flamarion B Oliveira
This paper focuses on a rare case of natural disappearance of feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in an extensive area without using traditional methods of eradication programs. The study was conducted both in the Private Reserve of Natural Heritage (PRNH) Sesc Pantanal and in an adjacent traditional private cattle ranch. In 1998, feral pigs were abundant and widely distributed in the PRNH. However, the feral pigs gradually disappeared from the area and currently, the absence of pigs in the PRNH contrasts with the adjacent cattle ranch where the species is abundant...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340212/40-years-without-smallpox
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G A Shchelkunova, S N Shchelkunov
The last case of natural smallpox was recorded in October, 1977. It took humanity almost 20 years to achieve that feat after the World Health Organization had approved the global smallpox eradication program. Vaccination against smallpox was abolished, and, during the past 40 years, the human population has managed to lose immunity not only to smallpox, but to other zoonotic orthopoxvirus infections as well. As a result, multiple outbreaks of orthopoxvirus infections in humans in several continents have been reported over the past decades...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340161/direct-ice-imaging-from-inside-the-left-atrial-appendage-during-ablation-of-persistent-atrial-fibrillation
#20
Gabriel Cismaru, Mihai Puiu, Radu Rosu, Lucian Muresan, Gabriel Gusetu, Dana Pop, Dumitru Zdrenghea
We present the case of a 59-year-old patient with persistent atrial fibrillation, referred for atrial fibrillation ablation. The procedure was performed with the help of NAVX 3D mapping system (Saint Jude Medical) and iLAB Ultra ICE Plus ultrasound imaging catheter (Boston Scientific). The catheter permits cross-sectional images perpendicular to catheter's long axis. From inside left atrial appendage (LAA) looks trabeculated, due to pectinate muscles running parallel to each other. The presence of a thrombus was excluded from the appendage...
January 2018: Oxford Medical Case Reports
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